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Senior Alexa Sansone serves the ball to the other side of the court.

Varsity Volleyball takes Victory

Lana Mueller, Staff Phototagrapher November 8, 2023

  The Spartans won their game against Fort Zumwalt West on Tuesday Oct 10. The Spartans won 3 to 0, they have a season record of (21-12-1) The Spartans went to districts and won 3 out of...

Till Next Time

Bella Smith, Staff Photographer November 8, 2023

The JV boys soccer team went against the Timberland boys in a competitive long game and ended up losing 1-0. While the game on Oct 17, was a loss for the team, the boys went away with new information...

Freshman Louis Troha taking a penalty kick after going into overtime. He continues to score a point for the team.

Staying to Win

Lillian Seithel, Staff Photographer November 5, 2023

  After going into double overtime and taking countless penalty kicks, the boys varsity soccer team won their game against Howell on Oct. 12. Freshman Louis Troha participated in taking a penalty...

Touchdown Tradition

Touchdown Tradition

Audrey Webb, Staff Photographer November 3, 2023

One of the best yearly traditions that everyone looks forward to before every homecoming is of course the powderpuff game. It gives everyone a chance to participate in something not just competitive,...

Junior Reese McDevitt checks on her teammate Freshman Noel Rice to make sure she is decent after her challenging race.

Racing to the End

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

  Through the adversities and trials, the cross country team is still able to enjoy their time competing with each other. On Oct. 12 the girls and boys team had a successful conference meet....

Freshman Charlie Renken speaks in the final huddle to hype them up before they have their final race of the season.

The Final Stride

Ava Breuer, Staff Photographer November 2, 2023

Looking to extend their season for a final week the boys and girls cross country team competed at their district meet. On Oct. 28 the boys season came to an end but will be able to build off of the...

During varsity soccer’s game against Troy High School, Carter Radeke runs down the field with the ball. Radeke then quickly passes the ball to a teammate where they later scored a goal and won the game 2-0.

Why We Improve

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer October 31, 2023

Varsity boys soccer took another landslide win against Troy High School on Oct 5. They won the game with ease with a score of  2-0; though, Troy really pushed the team to improve. Afterward, junior Cooper...

The volleyball team lines up for the national anthem. They lay their hands on each others shoulders, showing themselves as one team.

Embracing Leadership

Shaun Matz, Staff Photographer October 26, 2023

One thing that Spartan Nation relies on heavily is servant leadership, and that applies especially to the volleyball team, where a tough match-up on Oct. 3, and eventual sweep of Francis Howell North...

Student section leader Nate Rush runs through the tunnel of cheerleaders with a flag moments before the football team charges through the sign.

Home Sweet Home(coming)

Kendyl Lay, Staff Photographer October 18, 2023

  Homecoming calls for many festivities every single year. One of the biggest being the Homecoming football game. The varsity football team took on Francis Howell North on Sept. 29. Ultimately...

A Heartfelt Goodbye

Katherine Albertson, Staff Photographer October 13, 2023

Varsity softball ended it’s game in the third inning against Fort Zumwalt East High School with a score of 16-3 on Oct. 4. Softball also celebrated their seniors playing their final high school softball...

Sophomore Bella Cowherd serves overhand in the first set of the game on Oct. 3rd.

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Milo Nichols, Staff Photographer October 12, 2023

The Junior Varsity volleyball team played an incredibly tight match against Francis Howell North on Oct. 3rd, but North clutched the victory with the first set ending in 21-25 and the second set, 25-20.  “We...

Coach Malach Radigan coaches Junior Grayson Graham during a football game against Fort Zumwalt South. This year will be Coach Radigans third year as head football coach at Francis Howell Central.

A Life-Changing Cycle

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

“I am somebody. I am loved. I am valued. I am accepted.”  This chant can be heard from students at the first bell of any of Coach Malach Radigan’s classes. Both a teacher and the head coach of...

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